Providing your body with high-quality fuel from nourishing foods is a crucial part of healing and staying healthy. Led by chiropractor Josh Nelson, DC, the One Light Medical team offers nutritional counseling at their office in Lubbock, Texas. To make nutrition part of your holistic wellness plan, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Nutrition Q & A
What is nutritional counseling?
Nutritional counseling at One Light Medical is an important part of your journey to optimal health. Your body uses food as fuel, so what you eat affects how your entire body functions.
The team believes that nutritional counseling is one of the most beneficial services they provide at One Light Medical. They teach you about what types of foods enable your body to function at its greatest potential. This empowers you to make positive choices that enhance your health.
Although nutrition is a straightforward concept, it can be difficult to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life. One Light Medical helps you develop good habits that make it easier to change the way you eat and, ultimately, the way you feel.
What is a healthy diet?
Eating well is about much more than counting calories. A healthy, balanced diet fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to repair itself and function properly.
Examples of nutrient-rich foods include:
- Fresh fruits, such as lemons, limes, berries, and melons
- Vegetables, especially dark leafy greens like kale, collard greens, and spinach
- Proteins, including chicken, fish, beans, tofu, nuts, and seeds
- Whole grains instead of refined white flour
- High-quality oils, such as olive oil
In addition to adding nutritious foods to your diet, the team may advise you to reduce or avoid certain substances, such as alcohol, sugars, and trans fats.
How does nutrition affect my health?
The cells that make up the organs and tissues of your body need proper nutrition to function the way they should. A poor diet leaves your body more vulnerable to diseases, infections, fatigue, and poor performance at work, school, and sports.
Along with a lack of exercise, unhealthy diets are among the leading causes of obesity in America, which affects about 36.5% of adults. Several of the leading causes of death in the United States are directly related to the foods you eat, including:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain cancers
The team at One Light Medical helps you get on track to healthy eating habits, so you lower your risk of serious medical conditions and improve your overall vitality. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.